March 2014 | Asia Property

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Prudential and CICC fund helps Chinese buy into US recovery

Joint venture targeting major US cities for Chinese investors follows US insurer’s link-up with Fosun  Prudential Real Estate Investors and China International Capital Corporation have launched a US real...

Market Talk

MARKET TALK

“ChIna’s Real estate value has not really climbed relative to GDP over the years; well, the value of Real estate has climbed, but not faster than the economy has grown....

Diary

March 2014 Diary

Infrastructure of insanity grows in crazily crowded Hong Kong Anyone who thinks Hong Kong stands a chance of coming up with a way to alleviate crowding and to find new...

Comment

Will Chinese be next cross-border casualties?  The history of cross-border real estate investment is littered with casualties. The litany of those who have come a cropper going overseas includes: Japanese...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

Tsang to advise Admiral Admiral Investment has appointed Kenneth Tsang as senior consultant to the board of directors, to advise on developing its research capabilities. Tsang was previously senior analyst,...

News

Champion takes a rental hit to fill Citibank Plaza offices

Champion REIT is beginning an aggressive pricing strategy to fill its vacant offices, which could have a knock-on effect on rents elsewhere in Hong Kong. The real estate investment trust...

Research

Hong Kong shops have highest price tags around the world

Hong Kong remains by far the world’s most expensive city for global retailers, while prime rents in major markets continue to reach record-breaking levels, according to CBRE’s Q4 2013 Global...

Survey

LOGISTICS

Most of the big, international logistics developers and investors are focusing on Asia’s main markets of Japan, which still lacks modern stock, and China, where demand is pushing land prices...

News

March 2014 News in brief

Sim Lian spends A$133m on five Australian shopping malls Singapore-listed property developer Sim Lian Group has bought five shopping centres in eastern Australia for a total of A$133m ($119m). The properties cover...

Analysis

China logistics on 12-month high but Hong Kong is tipped for a fall

Logistics remains the hottest sector for respondents to our quarterly investment intentions and pricing survey, with Beijing and shanghai now having maintained their ‘buy’ rating for a whole year, while...

News

Mirvac and TIAA-CREF form alliance to target core of f ices

US pensions group will provide funding for Australian group’s developments  Australian property group Mirvac has formed an alliance with TIAA-CREF, which will give the US pensions group first rights to...

World News

Ireland’s bad bank NAMA launches hunt for partners in investments

Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency is seeking joint-venture partners for a raft of real estate investments. NAMA was set up in 2009 as a bad bank, acquiring property development loans...

Company Profiles

Greenland Group

The Chinese state-backed developer, previously little known on the world stage, burst onto the international investment scene last year with billion-dollar projects in the UK, US and Malaysia  “The trend...

News

GLP gains state partners in China push

Chinese logistics sector’s market leader steps up its growth via strategic partnerships with state-owned firms  Global Logistic Properties has consolidated its market-leading position in China by joining forces with a...

News

Almost HK$10bn for three resi sites

Hong Kong’s government has sold three residential sites in Kai Tak for HK$9.77bn ($1.26bn), beating market expectations. The Lands Department received 28 bids for the site, with Hong Kong-listed Chinese...